…st be done in any discussion about the relationship between images and action is to understand that pictures, by themselves, do not change the world. The Open Society statement on documentary photography puts this position best:
More than halfway through WTF, O’Reilly finds his inner Mencken, identifying the rise the American stock market as our “Skynet moment.” We all fear some future super artificial intelligence, he argues, but in fact, there’s already one at work in our world. Our most fearsome technological monster is the system of capitalism dominated by Wall Street. “The true effect of “trickle-down economics,” he writes, “is the way that the ideal of maximizing profit, not shared prosperity, has metastasized from financial markets and so shapes our entire society….It is this hybrid artificial intelligence of today, not some fabled future artificial superintelligence, that we must bring under control.”
So settle in, take the pressure off yourself to build a huge following in one month, and make the commitment to do, every single day, that which you love and to find one or two ways to share it with the world. That’s all. The rest will unfold naturally as you go.